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Re: [whatwg] main element parsing behaviour

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:42:22 +0100
To: "Jirka Kosek" <jirka@kosek.cz>
Message-ID: <op.wnelkwqzidj3kv@device-23f190>
Cc: whatwg <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Steve Faulkner <faulkner.steve@gmail.com>
On Wed, 07 Nov 2012 13:25:14 +0100, Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz> wrote:

> Changing parsing each time also means that such changes can't be undone.

They can be undone if doing so doesn't break the Web.

> Look for example at <hgroup>. It's supported by parsing algorithm as
> implemented in browsers, so it will remain in spec forever even when
> it's not actually implemented. With such approach parsing algorithm will
> became boneyard of proposed but later thrown away elements over the time.

I think we shouldn't put the parsing algorithm on a pedestal while not  
giving the same treatment to the default UA style sheet or other  
requirements related to an element that have to be implemented.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 7 November 2012 12:43:01 UTC

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